One of our favorite ways of painting is dot painting. These dot markers are wonderful and J absolutely loves them!
It’s been beautiful around here lately, and I knew I wanted to do something outside with J today. So, I laid out a large sheet of white paper and the dot markers on our back porch, I left the rest of the activity up to J.
All the caps must come off first. See those fine motor skills at work?
A few dots were made.
And then the cars made an appearance. J kept running the cars through the small paint dots and he liked the small lines the wheels made. So, I made a few large circles with the paint so he could make better tire marks.
We also made some letters using stencils. I had to help him hold the stencil down, but he made all the letters.
The caps make great blocks too!
I love activities like this where J can freely create however he wants. It is so awesome to sit back and watch to see what he comes up with.
- Practiced fine motor skills with twisting on and off the caps and stacking them.
- Worked on gross motor skills through crawling on the ground, stamping the paints, and playing with cars.
- Focused on color recognition.
- Learned new letters.
- Practiced words like, stamp, stencil, roll, and stack,
Have you ever used these dot markers? How do your kid’s play with them?
I love your dot markers and I am keen to try some out with my kiddies! Your photos are awesome and I just love how the caps make great blocks – so creative!
Just wondering where you got the dot markers from?
I found them either at Michaels or JoAnns…not sure which one. They are craft stores here in the USA, not sure where you are from. They are usually located in the kid’s art aisle. I think I’ve also seen them at Walmart. Hope you find them. We LOVE them around here!
Growing a Jeweled Rose
These dot markers really are great! I love the stacking lid game …. never thought to do that 🙂
I love this! Love these dot painters. I never found them until A was much older. AWESOME pictures btw! Love the one with the one car 🙂